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Leftovers A Salon With The Associates

The cousinhood

August 10 & 11, 2019

at the Furnace Festival

The Cousinhood tells the story of a matriarchal religious group guided by love and pacifism in a future America. Beyond the dogma, behind the apocrypha, and within the squabbles of hobbyist reenactors, there lies the elusive core of the Cousins’ faith—and, beneath that, our own desire for meaning.

Created by The Associates

in collaboration with Janice Amaya, Rachael Balcanoff, Brian Bock, Timothy Craig, Daniel Desmarais, Jessica Frey, Lindsley Howard, Cyndii Johnson, Niko Krell, Teri Madonna, Eden Ohayon, Philip Schaffer, Conrad Schott, Alex Seeley, and Lauren Zeftel.

Directed by Lauren Zeftel

Dramaturgy by Philip Schaffer

Stage managed by Emily Fischer

Featuring Janice Amaya, Brian Bock, Jessica Frey, Peregrine Heard, Lindsley Howard, Teri Madonna, Eden Ohayon, and Casey Worthington

Cousin Convention

Cousin ConventioN

Who are the Cousins?
How do we know what we know about them?
And why are they so important to our survival today?

Begin to ask the right questions.
Begin to hear the right answers.

Co-sponsored by
The Society for the Preservation of Cousin History and Culture
The Associates Theater Ensemble

Orientation for all new members on June 3.
Open to all, mandatory for new members.
Welcome mixer begins at 6PM.


January 12 - 27, 2018

A.R.T./New York Theatres

502 West 53rd Street

“Intriguing, suspenseful, beautifully written and brilliantly acted.” – Blogcritics.com

September 1987. The edge of town. Gloria opens her door to the woman she hasn’t seen since she disappeared from home ten years ago. Mary sees the face that has haunted her memories of childhood and dreams of womanhood. But the reflection that the women seek in each other is dimmed and distorted by the years of silence. How did they get here? Did one of them take a wrong turn, or were they driven apart? A thrillingly intimate drama, Sheila pits two women against the world: not to conquer it—to survive it. But what chance do they have to decide the terms of that survival?

Directed by Jamal Abdunnasir   -   Produced by Casey Worthington   

Associate Producer Stanley Bahorek   -   Stage Manager Emily Fischer

Set design by Brittany Vasta   -   Costume design by Isabelle Coler

Light design by Vicki Bain & Tyler First   -   Sound design by Mark Van Hare

Props design by Michaela Whiting

Performance space for this production was subsidized by the A.R.T./New York Theatres Rental Subsidy Fund, a program of the Alliance of Resident Theatres/New York (A.R.T./New York).

SWANK: A Salon with The Associates

One night only benefit party & performance to launch our fourth season in style.


say you're sorry: A Salon with The Associates

May 26

The Great Room at South Oxford Space

Summer is coming, and apologies are in order. For one show only, The Associates perform our latest in mind-bending, surprise-vending theater.

This salon is one to make Gertrude Stein and Andy Warhol proud. You will drink, you will mingle, you will gasp, and you may apologize.



October 15 - October 25, 2015

124 Bank St Theatre

Black Protagonist was nominated for Outstanding Original Script by the New York Innovative Theatre Awards.


Can a person build an identity – white or black – that outsmarts racism? A well-intentioned white man puts his conscience on the page, at the risk of exposing his prejudice and imposing his ideals on his partner. What he writes strands them in a shifting landscape of secrets, fantasies, and shaded identities.

Directed by Peregrine Heard   –   Dramaturgy by Ayana Wilson

Set design by Sarah Johnsrude  –  Sound design by Emily Auciello    

Light design by Tyler First  –  Costume design by Beatrice Vena

Produced by Sam Barickman  –  Stage Managed by Emily Tabachuk  

Black Protagonist was last presented as part of HB Studio's First Floor Studio residency this summer, from June 20 to July 12, and before that IN A WORKSHOP PRODUCTION AT TREEHOUSE THEATER ON JANUARY 15 & 16.


June 10 - July 27, 2015

F*ckfest at The Brick

What do you want to hear, and what are you willing to watch? The actors invite the audience to imagine what's beyond the scripted drama, nestled in the familiar nooks and crannies of human desire, where the truth is about ten dollars cheaper than a secret divulged.